NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting

The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown […]

NUI Galway’s first ‘Sim Wars’ shortlisted for national society awards

After winning Best Intervarsity at NUI Galway’s recent Society Awards, the newly founded Emergency Medicine Society (EMS) will go on to the national society awards, BICS, later this month. EMS’s ‘Sim Wars’ beat out numerous other intervaristy events held by NUI Galway this year to win the college title and it has since been shortlisted […]

Drugs & Alcohol Awareness Week opens honest dialogue around drug and alcohol use

NeuroSoc NUI Galway in collaboration with NUI Galway Students’ Union created a Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week which ran 12-15 March. The week was established to raise awareness, inform students, and provide a safe space to have honest conversations about alcohol, drugs, the relationship between them, and how to reduce the risks involved in consuming […]

#IBelieveHer: NUI Galway SU attend rally in solidarity with rape and sexual assault victims

NUI Galway Students’ Union attended the ‘I Believe Her’ rally in Galway on Thursday 29 March to stand in solidarity with any NUI Galway students who have been the victim of rape or sexual assault. Cries of outrage were heard across the country that afternoon as thousands attended rallies in various cities following the acquittal […]

NUI Galway’s India Society Holi Festival 2018 – an event with colours and a cause

“Holi Hai!” These are the words that millions of voices in the streets of India roar with when they welcome the most colourful festival of the year, Holi, with friends, family and strangers alike. Revellers from all sections of the society take the day off to meet and smear each other with a rainbow of […]

“This referendum will possibly be the most important thing we are asked to vote on in our lifetime.” What do NUI Galway students have to say about the 8th?

There’s a slight chance you may have heard about the 8th Amendment referendum that is set to take place at the end of May. SIN wanted to know how NUI Galway students felt about the referendum, and what aspects of the issue they cared about the most. So, we sat down with students from both sides […]

Coming through the Access course helped me achieve my goals

There has been this question I have kept asking myself lately and that is “Would I do first year all over again?” If I’m honest my answer is still undecided. One part of my mind is wishing I  could do it all over again, to maybe work that bit harder, to read the required readings for law (I’ll put my hands […]

A fond farewell: a final word from NUI Galway Students’ Union 2017/18

As this academic year draws to a close, a year brimming with human rights debates, countless storms and an abundance of free Freddo bars, we can’t help but reminisce on the year at hand and those who shaped each and every facet of it. It is undeniable that the Students’ Union here at NUI Galway […]

Students elect first female SU president in almost a decade

After months of thoughtful planning and a tireless week of campaigning, NUI Galway’s next Students’ Union officers have been elected for the upcoming academic year. As the t-shirts are being put away and leaflets recycled, the three new full-time officers are beginning to prepare themselves for their new roles and shared their excitement about the election results with SIN.   […]

SU President lives off direct provision budget for one week

Following the lead of his DCU counterpart, current NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh spent one week living on the meager allowance given to those in direct provision last month. He finished with just €4.20 in his pocket. He quickly learned how hard it is to try to live on just €21.60 for […]